Location: Across Wiltshire and the South West
Associate Provider
Associate Provider
(First Access)
Drums / percussion
Music Theory
Musical Director / Conductor
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Whole Class tuition (Primary)
Large group / ensemble tuition
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Matthew Thorpe


I am a fully qualified teacher with ten years of experience working with children and young people across Wiltshire and beyond.

I can provide individual lessons in Orchestral Percussion and in Drum Kit as well as tutoring in Music Theory.

My work in primary schools has given me extensive experience as a percussion workshop facilitator and can work with large groups of children on Djembes, Samba Instruments or even just classroom percussion.

I am the Musical Director of Wiltshire Young Musicians and through them I direct the Steel Pan Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the West Wiltshire Youth Orchestra.

I have a huge amount of performing experience and regularly play within a number of ensembles across wide variety of genres. I play percussion for a number of Operas throughout the year and play bass guitar with two function bands playing everything from soul classics to modern hits.

What I / we help young people achieve

The reason I became a music teacher was to be able to share my passion and expertise in music with young people. I always try to make sure that my pupils enjoy making music and encourage them to communicate the direction they want their learning to go in. I have a 100% pass rate in both drum kit and percussion exams and will always encourage my pupils to join ensembles and make music with other people.

Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians


  • Term Time
  • After School

Taught Instruments

  • Drums / percussion
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Director / Conductor

Ages Taught

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Warminster
  • Westbury

Previously Worked With

Have worked with many schools across Wiltshire. Have played with a wide variety of ensembles including Orchestras, Theatre Companies and Bands.